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ABInBev closes US$11bn sale of Carlton & United Breweries to Asahi Group

BELGIUM - Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) has completed its previously announced sale of its Australian subsidiary, Carlton & United Breweries, to Asahi Group Holdings in...

Dolf van den Brink takes over as Heineken’s CEO and Chairman

NETHERLANDS – Dutch multinational beer giant, Heineken has announced that Dolf van den Brink has taken over the baton from Jean-François van Boxmeer as the...

J. M. Smucker names Rob Ferguson as head of pet food and pet snacks business

USA – American food and pet food manufacturer, J. M. Smucker Company has named Rob Ferguson to the position of Senior Vice President and General...

UAE and KSA food & beverage market to surpass US$80bn in 2020

UAE – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) as well as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are some of the most strategic markets for food...

US consumers spend US$5.3bn more on non-alcoholic beverages

USA - According to a special report issued by industry publication Beverage Digest, Americans spent US$5.3 billion more on non-alcoholic beverages in 2019 as companies...

Orkla Foods acquires PepsiCo’s breakfast cereal brand Havrefras

NORWAY - Orkla Foods Sverige AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Norwegian branded consumer goods conglomerate Orkla, has acquired PepsiCo’s breakfast cereals brand Havrefras for...

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Country Focus: Food Industry In Uganda

Uganda’s food, beverage and milling industry has made great strides, with increased investments by local, regional and international companies. We review the trends and opportunities...

Capwell Industries: Our 20 years journey to a food & beverage company

KENYA - Capwell Industries Limited has grown its business since it entered the food industry by investing in a maize milling plant 20 years ago....

Market Trends: E-commerce and online food delivery reshape the food and beverage industry

The retail industry across the globe is rapidly evolving as players in the sector continue to explore innovative ways of improving consumer experience. The food...

Executive Interview: Monica Musonda, Founder & CEO Java Foods

ZAMBIA – Founded in 2012, Java Foods is a Zambian homegrown food company and owner of the eeZee brand, one of Zambia’s leading quick meal...

The dairy industry in Kenya: production capabilities, investments, innovations and trends

KENYA - The dairy industry in Kenya remains one of the most critical sectors of the economy. With rising innovations, investments and sophistication of the...